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Solace is the UK's leading network for public sector professionals. Discover how joining Solace could benefit you.


We run a series of events and programmes ranging from our flagship Solace Summit, to development days, skills days, and much more.


If you need support in executive recruitment, interim management, or assessment, our team of experts will help you find the best solution.

Who are Solace?

Solace is the leading members' network for local government and public sector professionals throughout the UK. We offer a range of services including personal and organisational development, events, and both interim and executive recruitment through our profit for purpose subsidiary, Solace in Business. In addition to our services, we also have an active policy team, who along with our policy leads influence debate around the future of public services to ensure that policy and legislation are informed by the experience and expertise of our members.

Solace Blog

Insights from delivering Financial Foresight
Tue, 05 Nov 2019 03:22 PM

At the Solace Summit in Birmingham last month we discussed our learning from working with councils deploying our Financial Foresight approach. This blog summarises the key points of the discussion. What is Financial Foresight? Building on Grant Thornton and CIPFA’s successful partnership on the CFO Insights platform, now licensed to over 100 councils, Financial Foresight […]

MJ Article: The Importance of Political Skills, Gemma Stevenson-Coupe
Thu, 24 Oct 2019 05:02 PM

When recruiting executive-level roles for local authorities, it’s always been a challenge to know whether candidates from the private sector transcend well into the public sector, particularly within the political environment of a local authority. It’s been a topic of conversation which has arisen time and time again over recent years… Click here to read […]

Reset the Citizen Experience by Fusing X And O Data
Mon, 07 Oct 2019 01:30 PM

As a government agency, you know it’s vital to collect citizen feedback on the services you deliver. Just as importantly,  you know it is important to “close the loop” with citizens, residents, and visitors after they give you feedback. That essential feedback and insight from your constituents is known as Experience data. This approach becomes […]